The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 24) by Robert Louis StevensonThe Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 24) by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 24)

byRobert Louis Stevenson

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... chief town, Papeete, where Stevenson fell sharply ill, but in a more secluded and very beautiful station, Tautira, whither he went to recruit, and where they were detained by the necessity of remasting the schooner. Here Stevenson and one ot the local chiefs, Ori a Ori, made special friends and parted with heartfelt mutual regret. Sailing thence due northwards through forty degrees of latitude, they arrived about Christmas at Honolulu, the more than semi-civilised capital of the Hawaiian group (Sandwich Islands) where they paid off the yacht Casco and made a stay of nearly six months. Here Stevenson finished The Master of Ballantrae and The Wrong Box; and hence his mother returned for a while to Scotland, to rejoin her son's household when it was fairly installed two years later at Vailima. From Honolulu Stevenson made several excursions, including one, which profoundly impressed him, to the leper settlement at Molokai, the scene of Father Damien's ministrations and death. This first year of voyaging and residence among the Pacific Islands had resulted in so encouraging a renewal of health, with so keen a zest added to life by the restored capacity for outdoor activity and adventure, that Stevenson determined to prolong his experiences in yet more remote archipelagoes of the same ocean. He started accordingly from Honolulu in June, 1889. on a trading schooner, the Equator, bound to the Gilberts, one of the least visited and most primitively mannered of all the island groups of the Western Pacific; and emerged towards Christmas of the same year into semi-civilisation again at Samoa, where he wrote his first Polynesian story, the Bottle Imp. He stayed for six weeks, enchanted with the scenery and the people; bought a property, the future Vailima, on the mountain-side above Apia, with ...
Title:The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 24)Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217394574

ISBN - 13:9780217394574